Building a global company is still a task, but probably more accessible than ever before. That being said, we can’t all do it and most of us wouldn’t want to try. For those who do, the challenges of running a global company include being able to manage a growing team and demands.

The best way to learn and get to a stage that so few reach is to learn from those who have already been. We have Currenxie CEO Riccardo Capelvenere shares the tech tools he uses to manage his business from Hong Kong, as it continues to grow.

Riccardo has extensive experience in investment banking and asset management. He has held senior roles at Spear, Leeds & Kellogg, Goldman Sachs and quantitative hedge fund JCH Capital. He grew up in Hong Kong and holds a B.Eng in Aeronautical Engineering from City, University of London.

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Currenxie’s cross-border payments and business account solutions offer businesses of all sizes a seamless online alternative to traditional banking, breaking down the financial barriers that prevent them from growing their operations on the world stage. Currenxie has built one of the largest virtual account networks in the B2B fintech space, spanning 10 jurisdictions, 30 countries and 18 currencies.

Google Workspace as my productivity suite (Paid)

Every company needs a productivity suite. We use Workspace for email, calendar, docs, shared drives and more. It’s the foundational tool for every employee at Currenxie.

It integrates with just about everything, which is very useful. Personally, I have Asana connected to my Gmail so I can quickly convert emails into tasks, and my calendar synced with Slack and Zoom so people can see when I’m in a meeting and available to chat.

International payments with the Currenxie Global Account (Free)

I spend time every day reviewing data in our global payments’ platform. It is the beating heart of our business, and how I stay close to our clients. Trade counts, transaction volumes, and every other measure of activity.

We are integrated with over 25 banking partners, operating in 20 currencies and across over 30 countries. It’s an intricate network, and to a certain extent a proxy for trade flows. It’s quite fascinating.

I’m also a user of course. You must be. My virtual Currenxie Card is something I use via our Global Account mobile app almost every day, and I can monitor company expenses which of course we pay using our own platform.

Project management with Asana (Paid)

We use Asana for project management. Each team and project have a space to manage tasks, timelines, statuses etc. This also gives our managers and I a single view of activity and progress in the company.

I can glance at my Asana inbox in the morning and see what I need to action that day, and where my teams need my input.

It’s also important to have a record of what has been done before. It’s far more efficient than searching though old emails and messages, hunting for files or trying to figure out on what date something was actioned. With Asana you simply surface an archived task and see the related files and comments.

Bitwarden for greater security (Paid)

With dozens and dozens of accounts and passwords, a password manager is essential. Particularly in a fintech company with sensitive data. Good information security is crucial, and the most common attach vector for bad actors is social engineering. By requiring everyone to use a password manager, in combination with 2FA for all our internal systems, we take care of a potential security burden. Plus, it’s a lot more efficient.

Bitwarden is also great for organisations, because you can have a private vault but also share vaults with other people, for when an account needs to be securely accessed by more than one person. No-one should be sharing logins over email. With this solution, you don’t even need to ask, you just need to be added to the right vault to access the relevant logins.

Figma for easy collaboration over design (Paid)

We use Figma for both web and product design, and while I’m not a designer, it’s a fantastic way for me to see and interact with the latest work before our development team starts building.

We can see everything that will be added to the platform six months in advance, and comment and collaborate directly with the designers in real time.